The Brussels Finance Conference of 1920: a lesson in the perils of focusing on the past

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Abstract

One hundred years ago officials from nations representing about four-fifths of the world’s population met in Brussels hoping to reset the global economic order, and promote prosperity and peace, after a disastrous world war and pandemic.

The International Financial Conference convened by the new League of Nations and held in Brussels from 24 September to 8 October 1920 was not quite “a gathering unique in the history of the world” as some publicity material claimed. There had been international finance conferences before – four, in fact, between 1867 and 1892, which mainly discussed the operation of the gold standard.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation Media Group
Publication statusPublished - 5 Oct 2020

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